Saturday, May 28, 2022

Groundhogs - Who Will Save the World ?...(1972)

The fifth album from this British band.

The band was a trio with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, mellotron, harmonium and vocals.

This band has had a nice development on the last albums. This once blues band had moved towards psych rock and progressive rock. 

Lead by the great guitarist Tony McPhee, the band takes another step towards psych and progressive rock on this album.

There are even some of The Beatles on this album. The Beatles on their most psych rock/pop songs. The Groundhogs used the mellotron to soften their normally quite so hard psych rock.

The music is still pretty hard. But the band shows that they are not just a one trick pony on this album.

Their take on the trad hymn Amazing Grace is a bit of an oddity. It is an OK version but still one of the strangest versions you will ever hear of this hymn.

The rest of the songs are not bad. They are not good either as the quality of the songs are somewhat lacking.

It is a decent album and just that.

2 points

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